If there is one thing that can make or break the ambiance of a room it’s the lighting. Your choice of lighting is just as important as wall color, furnishings, or flooring. Lighting is an easy and inexpensive way to completely change the look or feel of a space in very little time. We’re going to share with you some of our favorite creative nautical lighting ideas for your beach home that we are sure will become your favorites as well.
You’ll Love These Creative Nautical Lighting Ideas
Step Into Nautical Style
If your beach home has a staircase, then this first look from Maine Home Design on Completely-Coastal.com is definitely for you. Long gone are the days of having to feel your way down a long, dark staircase unable to see where you are going. These porthole stair lights not only brighten up your staircase, but they also add style and flair to your décor. The amount of light given off by these stair lights is not overbearing and provides a safe and chic way to illuminate even the darkest of staircases.
The Perfect Knot
Appropriately named the bowline, the most useful knot used by sailors. This rustic nautical chandelier, made of a wrought iron frame delicately wrapped with natural abaca rope, is a stunning addition to any coastal home.
A simple silhouette lends to the appeal and charm of the Bowline.
Who said canoes were only useful on the water? This next nautical lighting idea from Hometalk takes creativity to the next level. An old canoe was refinished to match the interior of this beach home and then wired to become an overhead lighting piece. This is an ingenious way to upcycle an old family heirloom canoe that you may have otherwise considered throwing out. The placement of this canoe lighting also makes it a focal point of the room and a fascinating conversation starter.
For those of you who enjoy spending time relaxing on the back deck or patio of your beach home, outdoor lighting is incredibly important. These beautifully crafted hanging lanterns from Cottage & Bungalow offer warm, subtle lighting for an intimate outdoor gathering. Turn these lanterns on and let their glow help keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Choose just a few for a particular spot on your deck to create a quiet place to kick back and unwind. The traditional nautical styling of these lanterns makes them the perfect addition to any beach home.
A Little Light on the Subject
If you’re looking for a stylish way to incorporate just a little bit of light into a space, these Scene Panel lights from Cottage & Bungalow are a perfect choice. Each lamp comes with a gray lampshade and a nightlight. The lamp also uses one 100 watt bulb. You can choose from many styles including a lighthouse, sea horse, anchor, sail boat, shells, or chevron patterns. These lamps would be perfect in an entryway, child’s room, or reading nook.
We could go on for days talking just about lighting options for your beach home. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. You can find just about anything you are looking for to match your nautical beach house décor.